Monotherium Van Beneden 1876 (seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Alternative spelling: Monatherium

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1876. Les phoques fossiles du bassin d'Anvers. Bulletins de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 41:783-803

Parent taxon: Phocidae according to L. Dewaele et al. 2018

See also Berta 2002, Berta 2009, Berta 2017, Carroll 1988, Deméré et al. 2003, Friant 1947, Fulton and Strobeck 2010, Hendey 1972, Kellogg 1922, Koretsky 2001, Koretsky and Barnes 2008, McKenna and Bell 1997, McLaren 1960, Muizon 1981, Muizon 1982, Palmer 1904, Sepkoski 2002, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Vanden Broeck 1874 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Cystophorinae, Devinophocinae, Halichoerina, Manatus maeoticus, Messiphoca, Miophoca, Miophoca vetusta, Monachina, Monachinae, Ogmorhininae, Phoca ambigua, Phoca bessarabica, Phoca novorossica, Phocinae, Properiptychus, Stenorhynchina

Subtaxa: Monotherium delognii Monotherium maeotica

View classification

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Belgium (1 collection), Germany (1), Italy (1), the Netherlands (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.